ILSC Vancouver

Come and discover Vancouver, a modern, magical city set among lush green mountain forests and beaches lapped by the Pacific Ocean.

Come and discover Vancouver, a modern, magical city set among lush green mountain forests and beaches lapped by the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the friendly multicultural atmosphere of Western Canada's largest Metropolis, where you can enjoy shopping, museums, and many outdoor adventures. ILSC-Vancouver is conveniently located in the city's downtown, close to public transport, banks, restaurants, and shopping options. The city is pedestrian and cyclist friendly, with a growing network of bike lanes, and walking routes.

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers will enjoy mountain biking along the wooded trails of Pacific Spirit Park, roller blading around the Seawall, hiking up Grouse or Seymour mountains to take in the magnificent coastal views, or relaxing in Stanley Park, a beach-lined natural oasis that is only a short stroll from the city centre.

In summer, students can enjoy lounging on Vancouver's many beaches, try standup paddle-boarding in English Bay (the latest Vancouver craze), check out the Fireworks competition, hike the local mountains or enjoy the city's many free summer festivals, Canada Day celebrations, and more.

Vancouver is a popular destination for skiers, snowboarders and winter sports fans. The world renowned Whistler Mountain Ski Resort is a 1½ hour drive from the city. Local ski hills, Grouse, Seymour, and Cypress are all a short ½ hour drive from downtown. Snow falls on the mountains, but rarely in the city where average temperatures hover around 10°C. 

We believe that you will be motivated to learn when learning things that personally interest you. The structure of a set curriculum combined with the flexibility to accommodate your own interests gives your language-learning the freedom to flourish.

Qualified, Experienced Teachers: Teachers at ILSC must have a university degree, a recognized Teaching Certificate and relevant teaching experience. All of our instructors are native-English or French speakers, and are carefully selected for their ability to motivate and inspire. Many teachers have years of experience teaching with ILSC's student-centred methodology.

Supportive Staff & Cultural Counsellors: ILSC staff will welcome and support you, both inside and outside the classroom, from day one until you finish your studies. Our friendly Cultural Counsellors are here to help you with whatever personal or academic challenges you face, and will set you up for success!

Learning Outside The Classroom: An ILSC education is designed to maximize your language improvement and the ILSC Activities Program complements this perfectly. Our activities are available throughout the week and weekend, so there is never a dull moment, in or out of the classroom!

ILSC Corporate Social Responsibility: At ILSC, having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy is an important part of who we are, in fact it is the very core of our collective being. ILSC was founded and developed on the principles of Humanism. CSR in its full breadth and depth is, at its core, the embodiment of Humanism as practiced by the business community. 

As facilitators of a global classroom, we strive to be unbiased, compassionate role models. As learners ourselves, we are constantly thinking about and adopting new strategies for building a better future.




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